What Is Race & Case?
- It is a business ethics case competition and ski/snowboard challenge.
- It is unique to the Daniels College of Business as no other business school combines a case challenge with a NASTAR race.
- Provides a unique real-world setting where students apply critical thinking and new approaches to ethical decision making and behavior.
- Graduate business school programs are invited to bring teams of four students. Team requirements are at least one female.
- All team members must present during the case competition. Team members that do not participate in the ski/snowboard race will be given a default time.
Why Is It Important/What’s In It for Me?
- It’s a great résumé builder and it is fun!
- Students compete against other business schools for the Daniels Cup.
How Much Does It Cost?
- No registration fee is required for Daniels student teams. The following cost information is for national student teams:
- Registration fee: $3,500 with a $500 deposit applied toward total registration fee.
- Cost includes hotels, chartered transportation to DIA and competition sites, lift tickets, race fees, most meals and the awards banquet.
- Airfare, ski rental and transportation on Thursday from the airport to Denver not included ( a limited number of flight vouchers are available to national teams through Southwest Airlines on a first-come, first-served basis).
How Do I Prepare for the Case?
- Each team is given the same case with which to prepare a presentation. Your team will meet to discuss the case and prepare a recommendation for the judges.
- For additional assistance, speak with professors at your college and professionals in related industries.
What’s This “Race” Part?
- Skiers and snowboarders are welcomed to compete on a downhill race course in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
- Handicaps are based on the NASTAR scoring system.
- Each team consists of four students with at least one female. All team members must participate in the case competition.
Case Competition Highlights
- Focuses on managerial ethics in a corporate environment.
- Delivered to teams three weeks prior to the competition date.
- Presentation length will not exceed 15 minutes (time limit will be strictly enforced).
- Presentation is followed by 10 minutes of Q&A (time limit will be strictly enforced).
Ski Competition Highlights
- Held on official NASTAR course.
- Team ski score is combined time total of two fastest women and two fastest men.
- Each participant may ski a maximum of three runs.
- Any team not composed of at least two females and two males must accept a default time for each missing member.